Competitions

It’s time to rise up, and dive into the many challenges we will be bringing you in this year’s RiseUp Summit 2016. With startups coming from all over the world this December, we’ll be bringing you some of the best pitch competitions worldwide to give you the opportunity to challenge your entrepreneurial skills, and seize this stepping stone onto a successful and daring future for your startup!

From IBM and Eitesal, to AMC & MCA, RiseUp Summit 2016 promises to bring you the most exciting challenges for your startups, along with the opportunity to showcase your winning talents even further around the world! Read more about each competition and bring your ideas to the highest stage.

Startup Station

A select group of the Middle East and Africa’s best startups exhibit every year at RiseUp Summit. By exhibiting at RiseUp, startups are able to drive the most relevant traffic to their booth; help in their brand exposure to their direct customers, most relevant investors and other players in the ecosystem.

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RiseUp Explore Competition 2016

RiseUp 2016 Explore Competition is activating the RiseUp Explore Program. This year there is a special emphasis on expanding further to the global scene by selecting start-ups from the MEA region to travel to some of the world’s most exciting entrepreneurial cities. The winning start-ups will get a chance to travel to one of these two cities; Berlin, the world’s fastest growing entrepreneurial hub or Silicon Valley; the entrepreneurship global capital.

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IBM Smartcamp Competition

Join the world’s leading startups at LAUNCH Festival – San Francisco’s biggest startup conference! IBM Smartcamp Competition has opened the floor for startups from Egypt, Tokyo, London and many other cities to join their local pitch and win a chance to attend the Global Pitch Competition held at Launch Festival. Winners can also land a spot in the LAUNCH Incubator, which includes a $25,000 USD investment on a capped convertible note from the LAUNCH Fund.

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AMC & MCA

The Arab Mobile Challenge (AMC) and Mobile Challenge Africa (MCA) are two of the largest mobile competitions in the world because they represents two of seven regional chapters that make up the Global Mobile Challenge. This Challenge is your opportunity to enhance your entrepreneurial skills, showcase your unique and innovative thinking and also win big!!

Winners will win a trip to Mobile World Congress hosted by the 4FYN in Barcelona and an acceleration week at IE Business School Venture Lab in Madrid, Spain.

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Eitesal – EBNI Competition

EBNI’s 9 month incubation program initiated by Eitesal NGO in collaboration with Intilac, is a tailored program for design and development of startup product and  engineering for scale.

EBNI’s program supports teams to take their ideas to the market focusing on IOT (Internet of Things)  serving any of the fields related to Energy, Education, Food, Water, Digital Marketing, Fitness & Wellness, Healthcare, Smart Homes, Manufacturing, Transportation, Data Centers and Data Analytics. Three winners will walk away with $150K EGP seed fund, co-working space and IOT Lab that is free accessible 24/7, hands-on help, mentor-ship and network… and more. Applications are now open until Nov 26.

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Startup Band Cairo 2016

Startup Band is a grassroots music engine that connects individual vocalists and musicians who play different instruments and genres to form bands, work together on composing original songs then competing live on stage. The high pressure environment with the mixture of diverse styles, skills & talents create the perfect formula for music innovation and creativity, making it possible for bands to originate new music styles and genres.

At the end of the 72 hour challenge is a competition between the newly-formed bands in front of a large audience. A judging committee selects the 1st place winning band.

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Microsoft Startup competition

Innovation and vision go a long way; and with the sky as the limit, you too can forge the future of computing today! Microsoft Egypt is launching a new startup competition at RiseUp Summit this year in hopes to achieve their ultimate goal – empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more and solve our collective social problems with technology.

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Others

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Investors Breakfast by Cairo Angels

Investors Breakfast by Cairo Angels

Startup Band

Startup Band

Investors Cocktail

Investors Cocktail